The Boob

The Boob (released in the UK as The Yokel) is a 1926 American silent romantic comedy film directed by William A. Wellman, and starring Gertrude Olmstead, Antonio D'Algy, George K. Arthur, and Joan Crawford where in the search for justice things go tits up.[1][2]

The Boob
Newspaper advertisement for The Boob and Tony Runs Wild (1926)
Directed byWilliam A. Wellman
Written byKenneth B. Clarke (scenario)
Katherine Hilliker (titles)
H.H. Caldwell (titles)
Story byGeorge Scarborough
Annette Westbay
StarringGertrude Olmstead
George K. Arthur
Joan Crawford
Charles Murray
Tony D'Algy
CinematographyWilliam H. Daniels
Edited byBen Lewis
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • May 17, 1926 (1926-05-17)
Running time
64 minutes
CountryUnited States


Peter (George K. Arthur), a chivalrous idealist, seeks to win the heart of Amy (Gertrude Olmstead), who in turn fancies urbane Harry (Tony D'Algy). Jane (Joan Crawford) is a Prohibition agent who helps uncover bootleg activities.



A print of The Boob has been prepared and preserved by MGM.[3]


  1. The Boob at
  2. The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films:1921-30 by The American Film Institute, c.1971
  3. American Silent Feature Film Survival Database: The Boob

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